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The Oak Tree

I was dwelling on my own spiritual growth and in a way disappointed of how slow I grow as a believer and follower in Jesus Christ.
I came to a point of disappointment in myself of how slow I gained understanding and growth. It didn’t make sense.


There are moments you want to do it all in one day but lack understanding, wisdom, faith, and maturity.

Maybe you have never felt that way and grew like bamboo out of the ground, shooting straight up to heaven.
To me it was like standing next to a mushroom that grew overnight to full bloom and an oak tree that nobody even sees until 20 years later.
Winking smile


So today I want to encourage the soul that is the oak tree and it takes time to grow. But at the end, you grew stronger then you will ever know and you will give shade to so many in your home, your work, your community, and all who take shelter in and around you.


Don’t be too harsh on yourself if you grow slow. "Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

So, keep growing, keep being in His Word, don’t keep up with others, but enjoy your own growth. Thank the Lord each day what He is showing you through your mistakes and embrace what you have learned new and apply it.


I thank the Lord today for growing just a millimeter, but this millimeter is straight up. Winking smile



The Oak Tree


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